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Nov 13, 2013 3:00pm PST
the cost. a top technology officer at medicare, henry chao, insisted the white house had no role in that decision. >> absolutely not. it was a decision made on the results of testing. it would be pretty egregious and i understand that a lot of folks are wondering why the website is functioning the way it is, but to consciously know that it failed testing and to then put into production for people to use is not what we do. >> reporter: and the white house chief technology officer todd park, who appeared under subpoena, insisted they're slowly getting the problems fixed. >> the website is getting better each week, as we work to improve its performance, its stability, and its functionality. as a result, more and more individuals are successfully creating accounts, logging in, and moving on to apply for coverage and shop for plans. >> reporter: park said the site now processes 1,700 new accounts an hour and handles 20,000 to 25,000 users at any given time, still less than half the original target. in fact, "the washington post" reported officials working on the troubled website now beli
Nov 12, 2013 6:00pm EST
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Nov 1, 2013 6:00pm PDT
medical care to poor people. doesn't include social security and medicare. we spend close to a trillion dollars a year. that's about $10,000 for each low income american. this constitutes a cut of about of about one half of 1%. >> brown: are you suggesting people will not feel this right away? >> i'm suggesting very few people get food stamps alone and therefore you have to look at the overall package of assistance that they get which is closer to $27,000 to $30,000 a year. in that context this type of restraint is less alarming than if you just look at food stamps alone. very few families get food stamps alone. >> we are now talking about $1.40 per person per meal. and whereas the snap allotment could have lasted for three weeks because of this reduction in a household's monthly expenditure for food, emergency food providers will be seeing people coming in earlier in the month needing assistance. snap only goes for food purchases. >> brown: what about his larger argument that it has to be seen -- even though it's only for food purchases, it has to be seen within this larger sa
Nov 5, 2013 3:00pm PST
at worst seriously flawed. medicare and medicaid chief marilyn tavenner told a senate hearing today the troubled web site's performance is improving. >> we are now able to process 17 registrants per hour or five per second with almost no errors. we've updated the site several times since october 1, fixing bugs and improving the experience. we've added more capacity and we've doubled the number of servers in order to meet demand. >> ifill: in washington last night, the president told supporters he has "one more campaign" in him, to prove the health care law will work for everyone. he'll take that pitch to dallas tomorrow, meeting with enrollment volunteers. federal findings today raised major questions about day care. the inspector general for the department of health and human services found that 21 states do not require a yearly unannounced inspection at day care facilities, and only 15 states require background checks on employees. 1.6 million children rely on federal subsidies to attend programs at 500,000 day care centers or homes nationwide. this was election day
Nov 11, 2013 6:00pm PST
insurance but may not have the chronic illnesses that somebody in the medicare age grew do. so just because they'll have insurance doesn't mean they'll need that care. >> sinclaire says she opposes the premise. >> i have to try to find a job to pay off my student loan debt but also pay exorbitant amount for new health care premiums and that's for the young people because they're 9 ones covering everyone else. what happens, this is what supporters talk about, you across the university avenue and you get hit by a car and you break your leg. what then? >> what i have to do is suffer the consequences because i made that choice as an individual to go uninsured and deal with the expense and if i have to into debt after college i have to. that's my individual responsibility. >> 1986 law requires hospitals to provide care to anyone needing emergency healthcare treatment regardless of ability to pay. the new affordable care act is designed to reduce that most expensive kind of treatment by incentivizing primary and preventive care. because emergency room bills add up fast and certainly not a
Nov 28, 2013 6:00pm PST
is designed to become an integral part of the american social fabric like medicare or social security is. is. >> brown: avik roy, is it an essential part of the fabric -- how do americans see it? is it a responsibility of government? is it a right of citizens? >> well, i don't think the american public-- and the polls echo this-- the american public doesn't necessarily believe the government should have complete responsibility for the health care system or even a broad responsibility for the health care system. however, i do share the goal-- and i think a lot of conservatives do share the goal-- that a basic safety net that does provide basic health care for everyone is an attractive and worthy goal. the problem with our system today is the enormous waste and the unaffordability of the system today and the federal spending which is increasingly a burden on middle-class taxpayers. and the thing with the affordable care acting is while it does expand coverage it makes health care less affordable for a lot of people. >> brown: so is it a question of where to draw the line with h
Nov 19, 2013 6:00pm PST
action after the report. but henry chao, the top technology officer at medicare, said he was not briefed on the consultants' findings. pennsylvania republican tim murphy pressed the point. >> and so, this is a major report that went as high up as the secretary-- we don't know-- saying that there were serious problems with this. and you're saying that even though you were interviewed by this, you did not ever have this briefing yourself? >> no, i didn't. >> reporter: chao did say 30% to 40% of the system that supports the online exchange still needs to be developed and tested. at a separate hearing, one private security expert warned the healthcare web site has flaws that put consumer data at "critical risk," but white house spokesman jay carney insisted today the information people give is safe. >> the privacy and security of consumers' personal information are a top priority. when consumers fill out their online marketplace applications, they can trust that the information that they are providing is protected by stringent security standards. >> reporter: meanwhile, house republi
Nov 4, 2013 6:00pm EST
saying, now i get it! take beano before and there'll be no gas. medicare open enrollment. of year again. time to compare plans and costs. you don't have to make changes. but it never hurts to see if you can find better coverage, save money, or both. and check out the preventive benefits you get after the health care law. open enrollment ends december 7th. so now's the time. visit or call 1-800-medicare his day of coaching begins with knee pain, when... [ man ] hey, brad, want to trade the all-day relief of two aleve for six tylenol? what's the catch? there's no catch. you want me to give up my two aleve for six tylenol? no. for my knee pain, nothing beats my aleve. >>> we have a photo to start our "instant index" tonight because life is imitating beloved art. finding nemo. remember this scene, the mom and dad checking in on their soon to be hatched eggs. >> we still have to name them. >> tonight a photographer has captured the real event. this is a clown fish keeping a washful eye over her eggs in the waters of the red sea, real thing. >>> and real thing, new proof of
Nov 1, 2013 6:00pm EDT
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Nov 2, 2013 6:00pm EDT
visits a month. it's the type of information my mom, who today has medicare and low deductible for prescriptions hopes people will pay attention to. >> i would say, let the buyer beware. shop around. be thorough. do your homework. . >>> see how much the price of a generic drug can vary in just one city. visit "newshour." >>> the world economic forum published a report recently that said the united states finishes far from the top of the list when it comes to gender equality. according to the report, women fared best in iceland, finland, norway and sweden. american women finished 23rd on list of 136 countries. for more perspective, earlier i spoke with kathleen gerson, a sociology professor at new york university and the author of a book about gender and family titled "the unfinished revolution." so what is it about the scandinavian model? whenny a rattled off list of top four, iceland, finland, norway, sweden, what's working there? what can we learn? >> a think the nordic mold, as it's called, figured out there are two important ingredients to creating gender equality. whic
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